Donald C. “Don” Staab, 85, Victoria, died Sunday, Might 9, 2021, at Excellent Samaritan Society, Hays.
He was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Salina to Aloysius Raymond “Al” and Olivia Delores (Korbe) Staab. He grew up in Ellis and was a 1953 graduate of Ellis Superior College. He attended Colorado University at Boulder, Colo., from 1953 to 1954. He gained his BA Degree in Political Science in 1956, and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1959, the two at Washburn University in Topeka.
He married Sylvia (Lang) on Oct. 8, 1960, in Hays. She preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1960. He later married Gertude (Maneth) on June 8, 1964, in La Crosse. He was an attorney for 60 several years and had his personal law follow in Ellis County from 1963 to 2019. He was a Civil Affairs Attorney at Fort Leonard Wood from 1960 to 1963. He was elected Ellis County Lawyer in 1965 to 1967, then served in Ellis County District Court docket as Assistant County Legal professional from 1970 to 1975. He served as City Legal professional for Victoria Municipal Court docket from 1970 to 1975, and Metropolis Judge for Victoria Municipal Court docket from 1979 to 2001. He was the School Board Attorney for U.S.D. No. 432 at Victoria for 30 years.
He was a member of the Delta Theta Phi Legislation Fraternity since 1957, a member of the Kansas Bar Association, a member of the Ellis County Bar Association due to the fact 1959, and a Lifetime Member of the Washburn Regulation School Association considering the fact that 1990. He was a member of the Board of Directors at the Farmers Nationwide Bank in Victoria from 1984 to 1991, and a member of the Board of Administrators at the Victoria Local community Credit Union from 1991 to 2001. He served on the U.S.D. No. 432 School Board from 1981 to 1985, and from 1989 to 1993. He was a member of the United States of The us Courtroom for the District of Colorado considering that 1998, and a prior Commissioner of the Kansas Legal professionals Assistant Software. He was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly, and a Earlier Faithfull Navigator, all of Victoria.
He was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado College Buffaloes enthusiast, and he savored fishing, looking at and strolling his doggy.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Staab, of the house a son, Karl Staab and spouse, Debbie, Victoria a daughter, Amy J. Staab, Ellis two granddaughters, Audrey Staab and Morgan Staab and his very little four legged friend, Maverick.
He was preceded in dying by his mom and dad his first wife and his lifelong most effective mates from Ellis Elementary Faculty and Ellis High Faculty, Rudy Erbert, Don Rowland, Don Schoech, Andy Pfeifer and Jack Niernberger.
Providers will be at 11 a.m. Friday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria a non-public relatives inurnment will in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
Family will receive buddies from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at The Basilica.
A Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 7 p.m.. Thursday, and the 4th Diploma Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 6:30 to 7 p.m., equally at the mortuary.
Memorials are advised to Thomas Far more Prep-Marian Higher School/Great Arts Department or Hospice of Hays Medical Center manufactured payable to the group in treatment of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.
Released on Might 11, 2021